This week’s project is not for mere mortals. It’s for techies that also happen to be cheapskates frugal. You may recall the Pogoplug from yesteryear. Well, the Pogoplug 4 still is around and can be yours for under $20 with free 2-day shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime member. But the clock is ticking on these bad boys. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.1 UPDATE: There’s more good news. Now the cost with the Pogoplug Backup & Sharing model is just… Read More ›
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It’s been many years since we’ve written back-to-back articles about the same device. That should tell you how really special the CuBox-i is. After two weeks of 14-hour days developing the new Incredible PBX platform for CuBox, we are thrilled to crown this jewel as Nerd Vittles Hardware Device of the Year. Flawless design, incredible performance, tiny size, feature-rich components, minimal power consumption, and completely silent operation are merely the tip of the iceberg with this 2x2x2 cubic zircon. On… Read More ›
It’s been a while since we looked at the text-to-speech (TTS) landscape with Asterisk®. So we thought we’d bring you up to date on where we stand with text-to-speech in the free department insofar as Asterisk 11 is concerned. The hands-down winner remains Lefteris Zafiris’ implementation of Google TTS. It rivals any commercial TTS software application and costs you nothing. The good news is, if you’re running Incredible PBX 11, you already have it. For other PBX in a Flash… Read More ›
For at least the last four years, Google has maintained a not-so-secret Weather API that let hobbyists and people like us build weather applications for the rest of the world to use. Google never provided a word of documentation nor even a comment about the Weather API other than obscure mentions by a few Google employees. Google, of course, is not stupid. They know everything there is to know about analytics, and it was no secret that the Weather API… Read More ›
It’s Back-to-School Time in most of the United States, and the Nerd Vittles crew needed a good fall project to distract us from all of this year’s dreadful politicians. We feel like a kid in a candy store with our new $35 Raspberry Pi® Model B. Imagine squeezing a 700 mHz ARM processor with 256MB of RAM, 2 USB ports, a 10/100 Ethernet port,if an HDMI port, composite video, a separate audio jack, an SDHC card slot, and a micro… Read More ›
If you’re a history buff and want a convenient way to find out everything that ever happened Today in History, then this week’s upgraded text to speech (TTS) application for Asterisk® should be just what you need. Pick up any phone connected to your Asterisk system and dial T-O-D-A-Y (86329 for the spelling-impaired). The script will retrieve today’s historical events of interest from HistoryOrb.com and play the results back to you over the phone using Google TTS. To speed up… Read More ›
Today we have 3 all-new text-to-speech applications for you thanks to the terrific work of Google and Lefteris Zafiris. There’s worldwide weather reports, stock reports, and headline news. It’s a one-minute install on PBX in a Flash systems.
Move over Siri! Today we’ll show you how to harness the power of a 10,000 CPU supercomputer to answer just about any question you can think up. And it’s all brought to you courtesy of Asterisk and your nearest telephone.